Bacon Beer Cheese Soup

Disclaimer: Blah blah blah, Cabot sends me cheese and I make stuff with it and write about it. It’s a pretty sweet deal. I love cheese.

Bacon Beer Cheese Soup

Um… Where did October go? Seriously. Wasn’t it just Labor Day? Not that I’m complaining… I’m happily enjoying the weather finally cooling off and having football to watch on most days of the week, which naturally makes me crave something warm and filling. And beer. It makes me crave beer too.

So when I got my Cabot Cheese Board box, I knew immediately it was going to turn into bacon beer cheese soup goodness!

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Guinness Brownies with Peanut Butter Buttercream

My love for Guinness has been long documented across the internet.
Guinness

Whenever I travel, I make it a point to have a Guinness. It’s interesting to see how different it tastes in different places (I also do this with McDonalds). Obviously, the best Guinness is in Ireland, and I was lucky enough to visit the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin a few years ago.

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Engine 15 Brewing Company

Engine 15 Jax Beach

First things first, thanks to all of those who entered my Whole Foods Giveaway! Rachel H, you’re the lucky winner. You’ll be contacted at the email address you provided.

I may have mentioned this before, but I have a pretty awesome job. I’ve been there since February, and while it’s a lot of work, it’s also a lot of fun. A few weeks ago, some co-workers convinced me to cross the ditch and head over to Engine 15 Brewing Company. I know – it’s been open for ages, how have I not been there? I get questions like that all the time: “But you’re the Food Bitch! How have you not been there yet?” There’s a plethora of reasons: either time, money, distance, opportunity – I could go on. Trust me, I wish I could check so many places off my ever-growing list.

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Krispy Kreme Burgers

Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.

Krispy Kreme Burgers

I have committed the ultimate betrayal against my cholesterol level: a Krispy Kreme burger.

Known to many as the “Luther Vandross,” this Southern delicacy is simply a cheeseburger with plain glazed donuts from Krispy Kreme as a bun (we added bacon because why not?). We’ve been talking about making these for months now, but there’s always been a reason we couldn’t do it or we’d just forget. It’s been a busy year!

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{Friday Faves} 5 Favorite Beers

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Once upon a time, I didn’t like beer. I know, that’s a little hard to believe if you’ve ever seen my Instagram feed. I remember the first times sipping beer in high school thinking it was gross. Then somewhere in college, I started drinking Natty Light and other frat party swill and eventually, I grew up and started drinking real beer. Good beer.

With that in mind, this week’s edition of Friday Faves is focusing on some of my favorite beers. This definitely isn’t the end all, be all totally 100% definite list, but I find myself consistently loving and ordering these beers.

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O’Brothers Irish Pub

Hey guess what?

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day!

& since I am part Irish (& Scottish & English & Cherokee Indian), you can bet I’ll probably be drinking green beer somewhere. More than likely, I’ll be drinking said green beer at O’Brothers Irish Pub in Riverside.

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